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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,449 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,449
Reviews: 1,564
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,822
Gots: 1,347 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"An American Double IPA” 75 IBU 8.0% abv

(Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004)
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alanmcgrath87


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2014 16:54:38 | More by alanmcgrath87
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JohnofUpton

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-27-2014 15:05:17 | More by JohnofUpton
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Ferrari805

California

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

07-27-2014 07:20:22 | More by Ferrari805
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Crewdog13


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2014 03:18:36 | More by Crewdog13
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Runingfool


4.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hard-to-find, but when I did I drink it straight from the can. Overall a good IPA but not the best I've ever had. I busted two cans in my luggage flying back from Vermont. So please protect it better than I did. Hoppy yes, but not too hoppy. Good balance.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 02:50:33 | More by Runingfool
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade with malfunxion. First time trying this - and as advised from The Alchemist, I drank it straight from the can. The artwork on the can draws you in to that first sip. Taste is a perfect blend of hops with very little bitterness; delicious. Well done, but best beer in the world? No way.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 02:11:12 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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Cpastor1119


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2014 01:46:57 | More by Cpastor1119
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Brihon

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2014 01:23:38 | More by Brihon
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kenstogie

New York

4.31/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and it packs a deceiving kick. Though I do think this is a great beer for hop heads and I do enjoy massive doses of that piny spicy flower I am not sure I could give this a 100. Great yes but a 100 no. The best beer not to me.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 00:47:31 | More by kenstogie
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Jgiroux77

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2014 00:41:50 | More by Jgiroux77
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GenghisPawn

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 22:17:36 | More by GenghisPawn
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_RL_

Maryland

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 21:19:10 | More by _RL_
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TPower


4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

07-26-2014 18:21:07 | More by TPower
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Iantorrey1


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 17:16:57 | More by Iantorrey1
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MattSanty


4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-26-2014 11:29:43 | More by MattSanty
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jeisemann26

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 07:24:32 | More by jeisemann26
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spacebear09

Maryland

4.61/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Hazy darkish yellow coloration. Strong white foamy head, but dissipates quickly.
Smell- Grassy with some floral characteristics.

Smell- Grassy, dank and floral.

Taste- Very piney taste, notes of citrus, a lingering earthy bitterness. I was surprised by the strong biscuity backbone of pale malts here.

Mouthfeel- This beer is resinous but surprisingly easy to drink. Carbonation and consistency are both very good.

This is a very good beer but not the best double IPA I have tried.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 05:44:27 | More by spacebear09
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bp567924


4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-26-2014 05:32:31 | More by bp567924
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dmawer

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 03:41:13 | More by dmawer
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DrunkyBuddha

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 03:07:30 | More by DrunkyBuddha
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Hosehead01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 00:21:02 | More by Hosehead01
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Manninp


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-26-2014 00:19:50 | More by Manninp
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HopLover1

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-25-2014 23:38:24 | More by HopLover1
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ginthman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-25-2014 22:34:27 | More by ginthman
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Austin_M

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-25-2014 21:10:56 | More by Austin_M
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,449 ratings.